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World’s Oldest Man Hospitalized

Great Falls Resident Walter Breuning

The life Water Breuning has lived is nothing short of amazing. Our best goes out to him and his family as he is being treated in a Great Falls hospital.

Officials at a Montana retirement home say the world’s oldest man has been hospitalized.

Walter Breuning is 114, making him the oldest man and the second oldest person in the world.

Breuning lives at the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home in Great Falls.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that the retirement home confirmed Monday that Breuning had been hospitalized but declined to comment on his condition, citing privacy rights.

Breuning was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minn., and moved to Montana in 1918, He worked as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway for 50 years.

The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group lists Besse Cooper of Georgia as the world’s oldest woman at 114. Breuning is 26 days younger than Cooper.

Story from the Associated Press

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